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Almost 60 years anyway.  Probably closer to 50, I’m not sure.  Check out Attack of the Movies! where blogger Matt goes back to 1950 to review one science fiction movie from each year leading up to present day.  The blog is updated weekly, and he’s already into 1951 – so hurry over before you’re too far past the 50’s!

I like this blog because it’s well-written, and I enjoy sci-fi movies myself.  On top of that, Matt is exposing the movies that aren’t so well-known.  For instance, rather than reviewing 1951’s The Day The Earth Stood Still, he opted for Flight To Mars.  Unfortunately, however, Flight To Mars is apparently not a good movie.

I find Matt to be very well-versed in movie knowledge and he certainly shows it in his reviews.  Like I said above, he writes well too, and makes his reviews very accessible.

If you’re looking for some different movies to watch, Attack of the Movies! might point you in the direction of a hidden gem.

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image from TheBlackTechReport

image from TheBlackTechReport

I had two websites to link to today that really didn’t fit together: a password generator and a web-based writing utility.

First up is a very useful website utility, “Perfect Passwords”.  It’s maintained by the Gibson Research Corporation (which I have never heard of, to be honest), and generates exactly that: a perfect password.  Everything is completely randomized and is, according to the website, very secure.  You can read about how the passwords are secure and notes about the application.  Check out Perfect Passwords if you need a new password (recommended for protecting your wi-fi connection).

Then there is a really great application that will be very handy for anybody who is taking part in that famous November novel writing month.  I found this through Lifehacker; it’s called Write or Die.  It’s a neat little application, designed to help you write something for which you may be on a deadline (like a novel-writing competition that ends November 30).  I haven’t tried it out yet – but apparently if you put it in Kamikaze Mode, if you stop writing for a little bit the application starts deleting your text.  I guess that would motivate you to keep writing!  You can check out Write or Die here.

Hope you all enjoyed the free song on Friday – I’ve decided I’m going to see what I can dig up this Friday.


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